Pastor Phil Ratliff will deliver the message "Mary, Mary, and Mary" from John 19:25 during the 10:50 a.m. worship hour at Alameda Baptist Church. Children's worship will be held concurrently for ages 4 through kindergarten. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday the congregation will study Revelation in parts 1 and 2 of a six-part study from the series "A Journey of A Lifetime." Children Mission Groups will also be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Prayer Meeting for Adults and Praise -- Worship for Adult, Youth, and Children meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Alameda Church of Christ
For Sunday, Bible classes are scheduled for all ages at 9. Worship with communion is at 10. Rusty Tugman, the preaching minister will bring a lesson, "Unity Killers" from the "Church of Our Dreams" series. Sunday evening church members and guests will meet throughout the community in small groups for study and fellowship. Wednesday evening at 7 the congregation and guests will gather in the Family Life Center for Oasis for a time of spiritual and physical refreshment. The adults and children will participate in a praise service and have a lesson, "The Good Shepherd" by Bill Pink, our worship minister from the "Names of Jesus" series. After the services, everyone will enjoy watermelon outside on the grounds. Vacation Bible School for children from age 3 through 5th grade will be start on Tuesday under the leadership of Odra Pratt, children's minister, and Marlina Sharp, VBS director. VBS will be Sunday morning, July 17, for all the children to show family and friends the things they have learned. A breakfast will be served from 8:30 until the classes at 9.
The adult and teen Sunday school classes will study from Hebrews chapter 5. Pastor Ralph Shaffer will continue the "Stewardship" series of messages this Sunday. The morning message will be "Seven Principles Of Christian Giving" from 2 Corinthians 8,9. The evening message will be "Jesus Watches The People Give" from Mark 12:41-44. The Old Testament study from Psalm 30 continues Wednesday evening. Vacation Bible school for ages 4 through grade 6 will have the theme of "Jungle Adventure: Discovering God's Love." The dates and times are July 11-15, from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. There will be a special VBS program Friday evening.
Family Life Center will host a volleyball camp for children in 5th through 8th grade, July 11-13. This camp is conducted by the Sooner Volleyball Club coaches. Cost includes a T-shirt. For more information, contact Jim Stewart.
First Church of Christ
The subject of worship Sunday at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Norman, is titled "Sacrament." The Golden Text is from Psalms 50:14. The Responsive Reading is from Isaiah 1:11-13, 14, 16-18 and Psalms 51:10, 15-17. At the Communion service, the First Reader will read the tenets of the mother church.
Morning worship service will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Bob Rice will preach a sermon titled, "We Are Who We Love," based on 1 John 4:16-21. Sunday school for all ages will meet at 9 a.m. The combined adult class will meet in Alexander Hall. This summer's class theme is "Hobbies: Spiritual Pathways to God." This week's presentation will be "Spirituality in Bicycling," Jeanna and Gary Miller. The middle school and high school groups will go to lunch and bowling immediately following the worship service.
There will be a VBS decorating day right after church July 10; lunch is provided. Donations for the VBS tree are also due Sunday. Vacation Bible School runs July 11-15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night with supper provided. Angel Food orders will be taken Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 between services and after the third service.
Pastor Rick Anthony will deliver the message "The Circle of Life (Part 1)" from John 10:10 Sunday. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with children's Sunday Graceland during adult worship. Sign up for Vacation Bible School is currently underway. Grace Fellowship will enjoy "Serengeti Trek" this year during VBS from 6 to 9 p.m. July 12-15. "If You Want To Walk On The Water, You've Got To Get Out Of The Boat" video discussion series by John Ortberg will take place on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. beginning July 17.
The adult Sunday School will continue its study of "The Christian Life", a book by Sinclair Ferguson that explores the doctrines of salvation. Pastor Scott Johnson will preach from Colossians 3:1-11 during the morning service. The Lord's Supper will also be observed. At the evening service, Pastor Johnson will speak on the fruits of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23.
Lakeside Church of God
The Rev. Rocky Pettyjohn will preach in the 8 a.m. worship service Sunday at Lakeside. Pastor Kenneth Adams will minister in the 10:30 a.m. worship service. His message will be taken from Galatians 6:10, "Opportunity." Brenda Pettyjohn will provide special music. In the 6 p.m. service, Pastor Adams will use the text Mark 11:24, "Desire and Prayer." Shanna Byrd will sing a solo.
The Rev. Pettyjohn will continue the series "From Dream to Destiny" Wednesday night. John Terry will sing a solo.
There will be a special class for junior and senior high students in the Crosswalk youth center. Classes will be provided for children, toddlers through fifth grade.
McFarlin Memorial United Methodist
Day Care Pre-Rummage Sale is today at 6:30 p.m. in Meyer Hall. There is a small fee for entrance tonight. Day Care Rummage Sale is Saturday, 7 a.m., in Meyer Hall.
Sunday the Rev. Randy Wade will preach in the Sanctuary services at 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. The Rev. Cal Brannon will preach in the Life Line contemporary service at 10:55 a.m. in Fenn Hall. An intercultural, intercongregational dialogue will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Meyer Hall. The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in room 226. Call the church office at 321-3484 for more information or to sign up for any activities.
Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. with singing in the Fellowship Hall. The adult class continues a study on the Life and Thought of St. Augustine, which is being led by Princeton Theological Seminary Intern Emily Cain. High School and Middle School classes are in a study titled "How Movies Connect to Faith." Worship begins at 10:55 a.m. and will be led primarily by members who came to the United States from Africa. The service, which will be "bulletin-free," will be done in the spirit in which many African churches worship today. There will be joyful congregational singing, testimonies of God's goodness, and special music provided by a choir led by Yves Sivuilu and composed of several members whose life began in Africa. Emily Cain, seminary intern from Princeton Theological Seminary, will preach the sermon as she focuses on what she learned from several weeks spent in Cameroon. There will be a Parents Meeting at 4 p.m. to plan future youth group activities. Youth In Mission group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Sewells' home. The congregation is invited to bring canned meat and cereal throughout July to be used for the work of the Presbyterian Urban Ministry in Oklahoma City.
Morning Star Center for Spiritual Living
Robert G. Davis, the Executive Secretary of the Guthrie Scottish Rite, will speak on the topic "Freemasonry ? A Vessel for Social Healing." Davis is a 33? Mason and has served the Masonic organization and its charitable foundations for 19 years. He is the author of numerous articles on Masonic history, philosophy and symbolism.
Northeast Baptist Church
Sunday at both the 8:15 and 10:50 a.m. worship services, Pastor Ed Sasnett will preach on the subject "Trains, Planes and Automobiles" from various Proverbs. This sermon is designed to help you work wisely to build and maintain healthy relationships. Pastor Sasnett will preach from the Book of Galatians in the 6:30 p.m. service.
The Marriage Enhancement class will continue to meet in the sanctuary during the Sunday School hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. With divorce rates at all time highs even among Christian couples, the class gives couples the tools to form lasting and loving relationships.
Vacation Bible School at Northeast will be July 25-29 from 6:30-9 p.m. with sessions available for the whole family. There will be a registration carnival 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 24.
St. Joseph's Catholic
Tonight is bingo night in the church's air-conditioned gym. A light dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. The public is invited. The Centennial Anniversary of the Diocese of Oklahoma will be celebrated at the Cox Arena in Oklahoma City Sunday, August 14. Historical presentations begin at 2:30 pm. Classes on 'Eucharist: Jesus with Us' continue from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday and from 7:30-9:30 pm July 18 in the library.
St. Michael's Episcopal
Cooking for Food for Friends takes place at 5 p.m today; parishioners will take food and serve Saturday morning. Sunday Fr. Roy Baker's sermon, "Weeds and Seeds", is based on Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23. In the afternoon The Prison Ministry meets in the church parking lot at 5 p.m. to go to Lexington.
The July sermon series "Gospel Portraits" starts Sunday and will examine each of the four gospels depictions of the life of Jesus. The next concert series performance will be Friday, July 15 at 7:30 featuring Andrea Smil on flute accompanied by pianist Michael Dean. Childcare will be provided.For more information call 321-4988 or email email@example.com.
Join us Sunday as Associate Pastor David S. Edwards speaks in the morning service and Jerry Jackson speaks in the evening service.